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Episode 3: Longing and Belonging in Love
In the third episode of the Shubbak Festival podcast love, lust and identity take centre stage.
DJ Nooriyah speaks to Selma Dabbagh editor of We Wrote in Symbols, a celebration of the erotic writing of women of Arab heritage who write about love and lust with artistry and skill. It features a wide-range of stories: a wedding night that takes an unexpected turn, a woman on the run meeting her match at Dubai Airport, and a carnal awakening occurring in a Palestinian refugee camp. DJ Nooriyah also chats to lisa luxx, a queer writer, performer, essayist and activist of British Syrian heritage whose one-woman verse play, Eating the Copper Apple, explores themes of love, identity, family and heritage.
We Wrote in Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers, edited by Selma Dabbagh is published by Saqi Books. The book is widely available to buy from all book retailers, or to buy it direct from Saqi click here.